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Horse Party – debut album / video / gigs!

Horse Party’s debut album ‘Cover Your Eyes’ (INT 048) is released digitally on 7th April 2014 and on digipak CD with 16-page colour booklet on 12th May 2014, as the Bury St Edmunds 3-piece have been confirmed as playing the Lake Stage for BBC Introducing at  Latitude Festival.

BUY the digital album from iTunes HERE
… and from Amazon HERE.

They celebrate the release with a video for ‘Clarion Call’ directed by Henry D.C. Williams which you can now watch here: Clarion Call – YouTube

 

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Horse Party got together after a night spent drinking in a church. Ellie Langley, Seymour Quigley and Shannon Hope were united in a love of Bjork, Savages, Daughter and terrible movies.

During 2013 they played 50+ gigs with support slots including Tunng, Pinkunoizu, Shonen Knife, Heartless Bastards, Ghostpoet, The Nightingales, Vuvuvultures and Dingus Khan, and a live broadcast via BBC Introducing from the new John Peel Centre for Creative Arts.

Horse Party signed to Integrity in October. The release of single ‘What Do You Need’ in November (played by Amazing Radio and XFM), rounded off their busy 2013.

“Brilliant … the pale, dead hand of Patti Smith on the tiller and the pop nous of XTC”Unpeeled

“Cohesive, brazen and delightfully noisy” – Bearded Magazine

“Sounding like The White Stripes playing Fugazi covers with Beth Ditto”God Is In The TV

The band grew out of Bury St Edmunds’ thriving music scene. Bury was little more than a sleepy Suffolk town with a Tory constituency until restrictions on live music were lifted in the 90s and touring bands started playing the town. An exciting punk and DIY scene emerged with kids including Ellie, Seymour and Shannon picking up instruments and getting noticed by the nation. Not only did John Peel pronounce it ‘The New Seattle’, but the town came second in Rolling Stone’s culture capital of the year list in 2002. Really.

The scene disintegrated for a few years but its second wave is coming with full force. Along with their own music, Horse Party run a monthly club night called Washing Machine at The Hunter Club, a label to support other Suffolk musicians and a Riot Grrrl-inspired fanzine called ‘Shut The Fuck Up’ which they hand out free at gigs.

In a recent interview with Q Magazine, Seymour said: “we’re running three or four nights a month and I can’t keep up with the number of people wanting to play. We get 15 year-olds talking to us about Devo, Fugazi, Talking Heads and Melvins plus early 90s hip-hop, and referencing those bands in their music.”

Horse Party are a band who have naturally tapped into music’s power to stir a stagnant mentality – as such their upcoming album is a harmony of raw, lo-fi expression and liberating rock-your-cares-away hooks. More than anything else though, Seymour describes Horse Party as “the most fun I’ve ever had with other humans”.

Catch  Horse Party live at the following shows:

MARCH

Saturday 1st – Bury St Edmunds, Washing Machine @ The Hunter Club

Thursday 6th – London, Camden Monarch

Friday 21st – Norwich, Blossom Records

APRIL

Thursday 3rd – Cambridge, Portland Arms

Friday 11th – Stowmarket, John Peel Centre with Dingus Khan

Saturday 12th – Colchester, Soundhouse with F.O.X.

Saturday 19th – London, Brixton Windmill

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Silhouettes – new single and UK tour

Silhouettes unleash new single ‘Prufrock’s Dream’ on 19th May as a precursor to the release of debut album ‘Ever Moving Happiness Machines’ on 2nd June, both via Integrity Records.

Watch the video for the single here: Prufrock’s Dream – official video

The band’s debut album is now available for pre-order from iTunes here: EMHM pre-order

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Follow-up to debut single and Fake DIY Record of the Week ‘Gold Tag’, ‘Prufrock’s Dream’ is a modern day sequel to TS Eliot’s poem ‘The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock’ in which a descendant of Prufrock grapples with his political ineffectuality as a member of the voiceless global herd.

“A very promising band trying and succeeding at something really quite hard to execute”
Alex Baker – Kerrang! Radio

“I love Gold Tag”      Jack Parker – Amazing Radio

“Thumping electronica with mind bending rock-out pieces and falsetto vocals. Not to be missed!”
RipitUp!

With influences such as John Grant, Massive Attack and Bon Iver, Silhouettes’ debut album twists and turns from haunting pin-drop falsetto sparseness to crunching post-punk guitars and pumping Moroder-esque electro with a beat and swagger to match their fashionable B-Town neighbours.

Songwriter/vocalist Nathan came across the title ‘Ever Moving Happiness Machines’ in an Adam Curtis documentary, The Century of the Self, which described how Freudian philosophy was used by the U.S. Government to convert society into consumers:

“I think the title ties the album together well. The songs are mostly about the awakening of the self within a society obsessed with the vacuous ends of consumerism. The epiphany leads to a transformation of the self through a pursuit of deeper, more natural truths about happiness.”

Silhouettes’ Ever Moving Happiness Machines Tour calls at the following:

14th April – Kasbah, Coventry
16th April – The King Billy, Northampton
18th April – The Roadhouse, Manchester
19th April – The Windmill, Brixton
26th April – Love Music, Hate Racism Festival, Town Hall, Dudley
27th April – 6/8 Kafé, Birmingham
1st May    - The Dublin Castle, Camden
2nd May – Glass, Stourbridge

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Valentiine – new UK single

Melbourne scrunge-rockers Valentiine release new UK single Animal on 6th January 2014.

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Lyrically brutal, Animal was written about disloyalty and an extreme fear that treacherous former friends might even eat you if they had the chance. The filming of the hard-hitting, meat-laden video was particularly challenging for bassist Erica and a number of the film extras who are vegetarian.

Watch the video here: Animal on YouTube

Animal is the third single taken from Valentiine’s eponymous debut album, released by Integrity in the UK in July 2013 to a raft of positive reviews and covermount CD contributions on Vive Le Rock, AFV and Classic Rock’s “world’s best new bands” compilation.

“The best Australian band you’ve never heard of” The Guardian

“one of the best grunge records since the death of Kurt Cobain … 4*” Time Out London

“…glorious scuzz [and] dirty pop hooks… 9/10” Powerplay Magazine

“an album that may inspire a generation of teenage girls to pick up a guitar” Penny Black Music

You can buy Valentiine’s debut album now on CD from our Mailorder page or download it from iTunes at Valentiine on iTunes and from Amazon at Valentiine at Amazon.

Both of Valentiine’s previous singles, Love Like and Chucky, were played on Radio 1, Q Radio, Total Rock and Team Rock Radio and reached number 1 and number 2 in the Amazing Radio singles chart.

After June’s successful 10-date headline UK tour, the girls return to these shores for further dates and summer festivals in 2014, where they’ll debut tracks from their forthcoming second album.

Valentiine are Vanessa (guitar/vocals), Erica (bass/vocals) and Shelly (drums/vocals).

 

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Silhouettes – new single out now

Silhouettes’ first single for Integrity, Gold Tag, is released world-wide today via iTunes, Amazon and all major download stores.

Vocalist and songwriter Nathan describes Gold Tag as “a pick’n’mix bag of those sweet little achievements that happen throughout life”. The result is a selection of his life-time highs in lyrical one-liners.

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Gold Tag comes with a beautiful stripped back acoustic version of Creaking Universe which is exclusive to this single.

Buy Gold Tag now on iTunes at iTunes – Gold Tag
and on Amazon at Amazon – Gold Tag

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Horse Party – new single out now

 

Ace Suffolk 3-piece Horse Party release new digital single “What Do You Need” today.

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The single has already had spins from John Kennedy on XFM and Baylen Leonard on Amazing Radio and scored a number of positive reviews.

“What Do You Need” is backed with a great new b-side, “See Wider”, and is available worldwide through iTunes, Amazon and all major download stores.

Buy it now from iTunes at What Do You Need – iTunes

Or from Amazon at What Do You Need – Amazon

“What Do You Need” is taken from Horse Party’s debut album “Cover Your Eyes” which is out in March 2014.

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